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The Kali Krew Presents: Father’s Day

As a counterpart to our Mother’s Day post the Kali Krew is bringing you a list of some of the best (and worst) fathers in fiction. Now, when we say best mothers and fathers we mean anyone who serves as a guardian to a child. Step parents, adoptive parents, foster and everything in-between.

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Bobby Singer from Supernatural

Chosen by Lilyn

“Uncle Bobby was a great father figure to ‘the boys’. He was there for them but also there to give them a hearty “Idjits!” when they deserved it.” – Gracie

Harry Mason from Silent Hill

Chosen by Gracie and Shawn

Harry Mason was an awesome adopted father to first Cheryl and then Heather (who is also Cheryl…it’s complicated). In the movie adaptation, they had the opportunity to show that blood doesn’t necessarily mean anything when you’re fighting for your child. And to show a genuinely good father. But, no. Apparently caring for your child is ‘feminine’ and so they changed Harry to Rose.” – Gracie

Check out Lilyn and Gracie’s Focus on the Frightful: Silent Hill

Kang Ji-koo from Flu

Chosen by Gracie

“He might not be the ‘official’ dad throughout the movie but damned if he does not go the extra Dad mile and then some” – Gracie

Check out the Kali Krew review of Flu

Eric and Andrew in The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

Chosen by Tracy

The Man from The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Chosen by Olly

Andy McGee from Firestarter by Stephen King

Chosen by Sian

He will do anything to try and protect his daughter, Charlie!” – Sian

Check out Olly’s review of Firestarter

Chief O’Brien from Star Trek: The Next Generation

Chosen by Eliza

Captain Benjamin Sisko from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Chosen by Brian

He’s not just good. He’s great.” – Brian

Seok-woo from Train to Busan

Chosen by Bill

Check out the Kali Krew’s review of Train to Busan

Lee from The Walking Dead game

Chosen by Tiny Tentacle

Noah Bennet from Heroes

Chosen by Bill

Kind of a worst to best evolution” – Bill

Walter Bishop from Fringe

Chosen by Bill

Also another worst to best situation” – Bill

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John Winchester from Supernatural

Chosen by Lilyn

“We haven’t seen the whole series but as far as we know there are several reasons why John Winchester is a bad father (not least of which is not showing up when Dean was on his literal deathbed).” – Gracie

Jacob from Devil’s Creek by Todd Kiesling

Chosen by Tracy

Check out Tracy’s review of Devil’s Creek

Jack Torrance from The Shining by Stephen King

Chosen by Olly

Jerry Blake from The Stepfather

Chosen by Olly

Darth Vader from Star Wars

Chosen by Olly

Clive from Splice

Chosen by Sam

Rose’s Dad from Whispers in the Dark by Laurel Hightower

Chosen by Eliza

Whispers in the Dark

Check out Sian’s review of Whispers in the Dark

Don from 28 Weeks Later

Chosen by Shawn

Louis Creed from Pet Sematary

Chosen by Shawn

Check out Lilyn and Gracie’s Original vs. Remake of Pet Sematary

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Hey everyone! We hope you liked our list and be sure to shout out your favorite (or least favorite) fictional dads!

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  1. Not sure how far you’ve got with Supernatural (I haven’t watched recent series either but did watch quite a few) but things get quite complicated and we learn a few things about the Winchester family. I agree on the Dad from Train to Busan. I was thinking about him…

    • I got to season 5 so I’m more than sure the lore got much deeper, lol

  2. The dad in the Korean monster movie, ‘The Host’.

    Chosen by Ichabod.

    • That sounds interesting! Would he be on the good or the bad?

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